Imagine you are at the edge of the sea on a day when it is difficult to say where the land ends and the sea begins and where the sea ends and the sky begins. Sea kayaking lets you explore these and your own boundaries and broadens your horizons. Sea kayaking is the new mountaineering.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Views from the north of Gigha.
The north end of Gigha is a wonderful wild place. Its highest hill is only 56m high but from its summit this lovely isle can be seen stretching away to the south with the Mull of Kintyre and even Ireland beyond.
To the west, over the peninsula of Eilean Garbh, Islay stretches away to the Mull of Oa.
To the east, the mountains of Arran rise above the Kintyre peninsula and the Sound of Gigha.
Back at sea level, the Paps of Jura...
lie above the enchanting beach of white shell sand...
...which links Eilean Garbh to Gigha.
We hiked back over the rough country of north Gigha to our camp.
As we broke camp and loaded the boats, the MV Isle of Arran...
...was already well on her way back to Islay.
It was time for us to go.